Telcos set up filter to stop spam SMSes

Telcos set up filter to stop spam SMSes

KUALA LUMPUR: Mobile phone users will no longer receive unsolicited SMSes, said Malaysian Mobile Content Providers Association (MMCP) president Azli Paat.

“It was possible before for content providers to send such SMSes to consumers without them asking for it, but telcos have since installed preventive gateways.

“These gateways prevent unsolicited SMSes from getting through. When consumers receive these SMSes, they should not be charged for it,” he said after attending a prize-giving ceremony for a contest.

He added that if unsolicited SMSes still got through the gateways, the fault lay with the telcos.

The Star reported on Nov 28 last year that consumers were frustrated at being charged for receiving unsolicited SMSes from external content providers.

Consumers complained that their monthly bills had spiked from these charges with each SMS costing between RM2 and RM5.

Source: The Star Online